FootyMAD's Bristol Rovers match preview

Last updated : 27 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers fixture

Lincoln City prepare to entertain Bristol Rovers at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 18 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 9 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sincil Bank Stadium was just last season, in January 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepBristol Rvs.0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Sat 15 JanLincoln City1-1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 SepBristol Rvs.0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 01 MayBristol Rvs.3 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 22 NovLincoln City3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 29 MarLincoln City2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 12 OctBristol Rvs.2 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Red Imps in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Pirates have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Pirates, and 7 goals against.

Lincoln City see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 29 games played so far, Bristol Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 41 from their 28 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Lincoln City6141887
Bristol Rvs.6411141113

FootyMad's prediction ...

Lincoln City are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Bristol Rvs. Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.